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  • Birthday 07/29/1987


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    CPU: AMD FX-8320 @4.31GHz with Phanteks PH-TC14_OR Heatsink
    Mobo: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Ram: 4x G-Skill 4gb DDR3 10-13-13-32 2400MHz
    GPU: 2x MSI Gaming Series Radeon R9 290 4gb Crossfire
    PSU: Antec HCP-1000 1000 watt
    EXT HDD: 3tb WD MyBook Pro, 4tb WD MyBook Pro
    HDD: 1x 1.5tb, 1x 500gb, 1x 160gb Western Digital
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250gb
    Case: Xigmatek Elysium
    Monitor: 47" Samsung LED Smart TV 1920x1080 @ 60hz (I want bigger CRT's again)

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  1. DexRain

    Windows 7 VS 8 VS 8.1 VS 10

    Was about to ask this question myself, still debating on doing the free upgrade, been using 7 64 bit for over 5 years now, just did a fresh install of 7 2 weeks ago since my SSD took a dump, if I do upgrade I might wait a little bit do to recent mass driver install / upgrade trauma.
  2. DexRain

    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    $10 in gas and a can of fix-a-flat, thanks random drunk guy that tossed a liquor bottle into my alley!
  3. Aww man, some great old (and new) cards in here! 1. ATI X850XT Platinum Edition, first performance card I owned, my first gpu was a Radeon 7500 Dual-view, and that 850 was a big step up from that, played HL2 like a boss, it just didn't have enough Vram to run my pair of NEC Diamondtron CRT's at 2048x1536, and well, it only goes up to DX9.0b/SM2, it's actually still going in the classic gaming box I built for my little cousin. 2. Asus GeForce 9600 GSO 512mb, bought 3 of these when they were on sale for $35 apiece on newegg, bios flashed and overclocked them to 9800GT specs, put two in my old Athlon 64 box and ran em till I built my Phenom II rig, they overclocked like champs, even if the top card ran hot as hell in that old SLI board only one 1 PCI-E slot away from it's twin, those cards went too a friend after I got my 6870 until he could afford his GTX-770TI 3. Diamond Radeon HD-6870, still going strong in my GF's computer, which is pretty much just my old gaming/multimedia box that I built when I won $1200 at the casino like 4 years ago, served me well in the time I had it, I'm probably going to ebay a second card to crossfire since they're only around $100 now, my first 3rd party ATI card as well. 4. MSI Radeon R9 290, my current card and the first high end card I've ever bought, planning on picking up a second one with my christmas bonus this year, although I need better monitors to really get the most out of it, the 47inch TV I'm using is a little, bleh, for gaming on, 1080p movies and anime look great though =]
  4. He just wants to do a full board / cpu upgrade now, since we aren't sure how much life is life in the cpu, heading to microcenter this weekend to do some price-scouting, most likely going with a high~mid range AM3+ build unless we can catch a good sale on an Intel combo Yup, definitely an AMD build, bare cpu FX-4130 is only $40 and we already have a good heatsink. Question now is, Asus Sabertooth, or Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5? I'm an Asus guy myself but I've heard good things about Gigabyte
  5. So my friends computer is a bit of a hodgepodge of newer and older parts, luckily most of them can transfer over to a new computer without much fuss. Current specs are as follows Motherboard: Asus M4A77TD-EVO socket AM3 (dead) CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450, unlocked to quad-core Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Ram: 8gbs (2x4gb) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 GPU: XFX Radeon 4870x2 reference blower (paid $15 at the scrapyard) PSU: Corsair TX650 650w non-modular Hard Drives: 1x WD Caviar Black 1tb sata 2.0, 1x Hitachi 1tb sata 2.0, 1x WD Caviar SE 250gb sata 1.0 Case: InWin Dragon Rider (White) with purple led fans Kind of an interesting mix of parts, but I can at least upgrade it to an AM3+ board for now and convince him to get a better cpu later (I think he's spent like, $650 on everything so far over like, 3 or 4 years, getting him to spend money on parts is a bastard, he was using an old Geforce 7800GT before we found the 4870x2) This is a gaming and music PC primarily, so I was thinking a good 990FX board would be a solid step in the right direction, everything he has will drop right in for now and it'll leave him room to upgrade later on if I can convince him to spend the money
  6. +1 for the Asus board, I've been building on Asus boards for over 10 years now, their ROG boards are great. It's always better to spend a little extra on a newer platform if you can, as you'll generally get more use out of it
  7. DexRain

    What You Running

    R9 290 and an FX-8150 folding away while I'm at work
  8. DexRain

    2013: Post your ride!

    Truck was a factory 4-cyl, the Shadow motor is a long story starting with my buddy taking the truck out in the woods up north camping, catching a stump with the lower radiator hose, overheating it and cracking the head, got a junkyard head from an Acclaim, turns out a car in a junkyard had a different hood on it, go figure So we ended up putting a 2.2l head on a 2.5l block, oops, shorter deck meant we smashed all the valves out of it in about 6 months, one of the broken valves ended up tearing up the cylinder walls, and well, it's much easier to find these 2.5l K-motors in cars and minivans than in the Dakota's, so we found a 94 Shadow with 44.k on the clock that'd been rear ended and pulled the motor from that, getting a V6 or V8 would have meant getting a new trans, and well, finding a manual trans for a V8 Dakota in the junkyard is more of a bastard than finding a 4-banger in a Dakota haha, so it stayed a 4-banger
  9. DexRain

    2013: Post your ride!

    I was going to say your slant 6 is missing a couple cylinders Motor is out of a 1994 Dodge Shadow actually haha, gutless little thing but it runs like a top when the electrical isn't eating itself
  10. DexRain

    Noctua NH-D15 Reviewed

    Aww man, another great looking cooler from Noctua, I was initially going to buy a D14 before I saw the reviews for Phanteks PH-14, but if I upgrade my gf's computer I might get one of these bad boys. Gotta say I'm really happy with my PH-14 running 3 fans though =]
  11. DexRain

    2013: Post your ride!

    Getting the old beast patched up, just replaced the fuel pump, sandblasting and repainting the frame while I have the bed off, might finish the exhaust while it's apart too (it's so much faster with the smaller tires and the bed missing haha) oh and, under the hood Yup, it's a 4-banger
  12. DexRain

    Which Monitor Would You Choose

    If it were free, I'd go with the 29 inch wide, I've gotten pretty used to the 47" HDTV I've been using (although I've had to set it to underscan, and I do get a bit of input lag) I'd personally prefer a good pair of big high res CRT's over a flat panel any day of the week, the 22" NEC Multisyncs I have are attached to le girlfriends computer now, I miss my behemoths. Sony Artisan, or a good Viewsonic or Mitsubishi 21"+ running at 2048x1536 @~85hz would be perfect
  13. DexRain


    Just want to chime in and defend the 8320 really quick, I've got mine up and running at a stable 4.3GHz, and seeing as it idles between 11~17.c depending on how hot my room is I'm sure I can get more out of it. The i5 is going to have a bit more horespower, but I've always prefered AMD builds myself. Oh and, on a suggestion for a heatsink when you upgrade http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 Slap a pair of high CFM fans on that bad boy and for the price, you really can't beat it
  14. DexRain

    Joined the 1 million club

    Congrats, trying to get there myself, I've got a looong way to go, but my new 290 is chugging away while I'm at work every day =]
  15. DexRain

    I dont think this mac works anymore

    Always nice to see a mac got dunked =]